2019-2021 President Geoff Brinicombe
All Rotarians become part of a world
wide organisation, Rotary International, which currently has 1.2 million
The Rotary Club of Maryport, was
formed shortly after the close of the 2nd World War, and met for the first time
on 10th January, 1946.
The Club was helped to become
established by the Rotary Club of Workington, and initially had twenty five
founder members; sadly none survive today.
Our Charter was presented on Thursday
19th. March 1946. Naturally enough, in its early stages the Club's
resources were centred on local activities such as outings for Crippled
Children, Allonby Home for Deprived Children, Maryport Boys' Club, OAP clubs in
the area and the Educational Settlement.
As we became more established we
widened our sphere of activities by helping the William Pit Disaster Fund,
British Red Cross, Calvert Trust, R.N.L.I.Guild, Leukemia Research, Cancer
Research Eye Camps, Talking Newspapers and Bingo Sessions at Parkside Home for
the elderly and contributed to the Flimby Flood Disaster Fund. Internationally,
in cooperation with other Rotary clubs in the District we fund the provision of
facilities for children in deprived areas of Africa, India, Thailand, in fact
throughout the world. Rotary International is committed, with the help of the
Bill Gates Foundation, to ridding the world of polio and we are well on the way
to achieving that aim.
We do all this with local support as
we raise cash from ourselves and the community and we thank you for that
We have strong links to our Sea Cadet
Unit, sharing many fund raising events with them; the most recent was sponsored
bike riding at Dunmail Park, earning money for replacement kayaks as well as
our own funds to provide a Shelter Box to be sent to major disaster areas.
We also have strong links with our
local schools, both primary and secondary. All Maryport and district schools
are invited to take part in our annual Carol Concert at St Mary's Church in
December, an event which is extremely well supported, and our links to
Netherhall School are being fostered by providing the opportunities to take
part in Rotary competitions and sponsorship to RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership
Our club is situated in Maryport a
town with a superb Trawler Harbour, a Marina, and the Wave Centre which hosts
competitions and provides activities such as caving and rope climbing, and a
magnificent Aquarium with hands-on experience of local fish.
Anybody interested in joining this
well-established organisation is encouraged to make enquiries of Rotarians or
the Secretary, care of the Waverley Hotel, Maryport or during the current
pandemic look at our Facebook page for further details.
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(Because of Covid we are not meeting weekly at the Waverley Hotel at the moment.)
Waverley Hotel, Curzon Street, Maryport
CA15 6LW 01900 812115